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Cuts to Taxicard scheme in Harrow to go ahead
Cuts to subsidised travel for disabled people in the borough will not be reconsidered but may be delayed.
Members of a Harrow Borough Council sub-committee tasked with re-examining plans to cut additional funding for the taxicard scheme after it was 'called in' by opposition councillors today decided the decision should be implemented.
However the committee called on the council's cabinet not to implement the changes until travel services to medical appointments for disabled people using the scheme were looked at by the authority.
The scheme subsidises taxi travel for about 200 disabled people in the borough and under council plans the number of trips people will be able to take will be cut to 40-per-year, saving the authority £200,000.
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